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The Science of Intuition: Our Hart Has It's Own ‘Intelligence’

We all know the difference between good vibes and bad vibes, but what is really happening at a scientific level when we talk about “vibes”? Or what about when we know someone is a bad person and can feel it in our gut, only to later ...

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10 Things You Do Because You Have Repressed Emotions

Ah, emotional repression. The tactic we’re all taught growing up, but loathe to admit we’re engaging in.

In a world that teaches us to be strong and unwavering at all costs, it can be embarrassing to admit that we’re actually ~f...

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Transpersonal psychology for women's health and wellness

After raising her children, Marge Kaiser, who graduated in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, returned to school at California State University, Sonoma, where she majored in Transpersonal Psychology with ...

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The Key To Unlocking Your Personal Strength

There are two kinds of strength, in my opinion.

Perceived strength - arrogant and egoic, intelligence without vulnerability.

Earned strength - exudes presence because underneath that confident presence is a vulnerability t...

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The Most Powerful Way of Dealing with Toxic People in Your Social Circle

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s feelings.

It can hard to deal with these people, especially if you’re forced to every sin...

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This Habit Can Make You Instantly Happier, Say Scientists

When you think about a mantra, you might envision a yoga class with sage burning in the corner and a bearded teacher wearing prayer beads. A mantra is so much more than that, though, and there’s science to prove it. By

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You Are a Rainbow – Seven Levels of Intelligence

Epistemology, the study of knowing how we know, is fundamental to focused intelligence. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, and author of Frames of Mind, identifies multiple levels of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, ...

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What’s Really Going on in PTSD Brains? Experts Suggest New Theory

For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many symptoms and so much ...

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Open Offices Are Bad for Productivity and Mental Health, Study Finds

If you’ve ever worked in a cubicle, you’ve undoubtedly had one of those days where you have a billion things to do, not enough time to do them all, and the banal office chatter and various other distractions are killing your stride. Y...

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The Neuroscience of Staying Focused: 7 Techniques to Avoid Distraction

How many things are vying for your attention right now? Your phone? Email? Slack? Twitter? That nagging to-do list that just seems to keep growing?

Modern technology has given us so many amazing things, but one of the awkward si...

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There is No Such Thing as Human Pheromones — Scientists Conclude

Although animals can’t talk, they have other ways of communicating. One is through pheromones, odorous chemical signals that members of a species can detect among themselves. Ecologists and zoologists have found these smelling signals...

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Schizophrenia’s Strongest Genetic Link

The discovery of a runaway gene is being touted as one of schizophrenia’s greatest breakthroughs. Researchers have discovered a gene that prunes away communication infrastructure in the brain, and when this gene prunes too much, schiz...

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Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Physically Changes Human Body

We all know by now that meditation is good for us. Even if we limit our acceptance of its benefits to the fact that it just feels good, that’s okay — but the reality is, there’s science behind why it feels so good. The reason...

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What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of people throughout the world, their evolutionary history, how they behave, adapt to different environments, communicate and socialise with one another. The study of anthropology is concerned both with the b...

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Taste the Void: Pagans vs the 12-Step Movement

Separation of church in state is good in theory, but often doesn’t manifest as such in the real world. The 12-Step model of recovery that is often mandated by the courts claims to allow everyone to chose their own conception of a high...

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The Culture and History of Taking Off Shoes Indoors

I hoard slippers—the thin-soled, terry kind that many hotels include in their amenity packages. My house is full of them, some still plastic-wrapped. Shoes that will never be good for anything but indoor wear. Yet to me, they are simp...

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How to Turn People Green: Aligning Environmentalism with Personal Goals

How do you get people to act in a climate friendly manner? The received wisdom is to push the basic message that climate change is real, humans have a hand in it, and we must mitigate it through action. But this approach hits a wall w...

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Transcending The Moment

Everyone knows what time is: don’t they? But perhaps, when we look more closely, we will find that our initial confidence is not entirely justified. St. Augustine wrote around 397 AD: “What… is time? I know well enough what it is, pro...

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Are Mood Disorders the Price We Pay for High Intelligence and Creativity? Scientists Say “Yes”

History is peppered with famous artists, actors and musicians who were highly intelligence and creative, and experienced significant mood swings. Some are quite notorious for their outbursts; painter Vincent Van Gogh and the composer ...

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Can Panic Disorder Be Permanently Cured?

People with panic disorder frequently want to know if there is any technique or medication that can completely rid them of symptoms. The truth is that panic disorder can never be entirely cured. However, it can be effectively managed ...

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Dimensions of Madness

In my previous essay, I characterized mental disorders as descriptive types that can be placed on dimensions of dysfunction. I called the result a dimensional typology. Now, I’ll discuss what I mean by this.

The dimensions are t...

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Study Confirms: The Words We Speak Can Literally Alter Our Brain

Recent studies report fascinating results: The words you choose to use can literally change your brain.

Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at Thomas Jefferson University, and Mark Robert Waldman, a communications expert, colla...

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